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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:35 PM
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White Supremacists Leave Early After Close Confrontation
http://ap.tbo.com/ap/breaking/MGAB5X1BAUD.html

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Two dozen white supremacists held a rally Saturday near the site of the school that was the subject of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision, but they cut the demonstration short after counterprotesters moved within about 25 feet of them.


A line of police officers in riot gear stood between the supremacist group and about 100 counterprotesters in a city park near the former Monroe Elementary School, subject of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1954 decision declaring segregated schools unconstitutional.

About two dozen of the counterprotesters had moved into the area designated for the supremacists, and for several minutes the two sides shouted insults and taunts at each other. snip

One of the protesters, Jerry Bellow of Austin, Texas, said after the rally, "You defeat fascism by showing them you're not afraid."

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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:40 PM
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1. Jerry of Austin is right
this year is about standing toe to toe and calling their chit! :yourock:
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C_eh_N_eh_D_eh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:55 PM
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17. Jerry *Bellow*. He's *from* Austin.
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:09 PM
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20. you're upset i didn't type out his last name? i don't get your post. n/t
Edited on Sat May-15-04 11:02 PM by AZDemDist6
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playahata1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:42 PM
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2. COWARDS -- ALL OF THEM!
They see that they're out-numbered, out-gunned, out-smarted, they slink back under the rock(s) from which they crawled.
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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:00 PM
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7. They remind me of cockroaches. Just shine a light on them...
Edited on Sat May-15-04 08:17 PM by NNN0LHI
...and watch them scatter.

Don

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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:42 PM
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3. Oh, really
Edited on Sat May-15-04 07:45 PM by DesertedRose
Is that why you left after you saw you were outnumbered?

"Good ol' days," my a**. Ironically, you wouldn't have your beloved Condi Rice kissing *'s a** if it weren't for Brown v. Board of Ed.

We need to take our country back from these backwards people.

(Thurgood Marshall, we salute you (avatar))
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:42 PM
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4. I think the cops should have let the counterprotestors at 'em
They can pay for their own security.
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orthogonal Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:09 PM
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8. You sure you mean this?
"I think the cops should have let the counterprotestors at 'em"

Yeah, great, now how do I argue against a freeper who wants to bash the heads of anti-bush protestors, or cops who might want to allow that violence?

Free speech -- and without the threat of the police turning a blind eye to mob vigilantism --must exist for everyone -- even Klansmen -- or it exists for no one.

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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:11 PM
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11. No free speech for fascists
:evilgrin:
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orthogonal Donating Member (424 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:23 PM
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13. Who decides who is Fascist?
"No free speech for fascists"

So, um, demdave, who exactly gets to decide who is a Fascist as who isn't?

The Secret Service that sets up "Free Speech Zones"?

The Attorney General (that's currently Mr. Ashcroft, you trust his judgement)?

The President?

I've heard these promises before, and they a;ways seem to end with a KZ or a Gulag.
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demdave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:25 PM
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14. I have posted this statement repeatedly
Edited on Sat May-15-04 08:28 PM by demdave
and you are the first to take issue with it. Congratulations.

:toast:

Actually, I should have said, the fascists are easy to spot. They are the ones that want to take away our freedom of speech.
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comsymp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:46 PM
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19. Ortho & Demdave-
Good on both of ya~

It's (sadly) a point that's too often overlooked. It's the unpopular (and occasionally despicable) speech which needs #1 the most.

And Ortho- welcome to DU!
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 10:15 PM
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21. you;ll notice Dave, I didn't say they couldn't speak
i just commented we'll go toe to toe with them.

Free Speech means I must defend to the death the right for someone to say something that I would spend my lifetime screaming at the top of my lungs to discredit.

Free Speech is a two way street as you already know :)
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Webster Green Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:19 PM
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12. I wouldn't worry too much about freepers at anti-bush rallies....
They are always hopelessly outnumbered, and they are always chickenshit blowhards anyway.
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oasis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:43 PM
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5. What will those KKK badasses tell their children? Backed down by
a bunch of lefty creampuffs.
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MSgt213 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 07:59 PM
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6. Damn, I missed a meeting. All good my sheet is still in the cleaners
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:09 PM
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9. One driving by our non-violent protest pointed a rifle at me/us,...
,...and I thought, "DAMN, these people are infatuated by BUSH,...why?" It wasn't until AFTER the guy had passed,...and AFTER our protest,...that I actually started to :scared: by the fact some wacko was pointing a rifle at us as he drove by screaming obscenities.
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Cooley Hurd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:10 PM
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10. Just like the nitwits who came to my home town...
...Auburn, NY, back in September, 1993. There were twelve of them, and 3,000 of us.

Guess who got (literally) run out of town that day? :D
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goforit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:35 PM
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15. Wow!!!.....Way to go Jerry Bellow!!!!.....(Bully the bullies)
:bounce:
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Moloch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 08:49 PM
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16. Ahhh...
the home of rev. fred phelps... I'm glad the people of Topeka and elsewhere stoop up the the mindless bastards...
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AspenRose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 09:07 PM
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18. Things that make you go "hmmmm"
Topeka, KS Zip Code: Starts with *666*__

(Apologies to DUers in Topeka, just found it interesting that Rev. Phelps would be from an area whose zip started with *666*)

:scared:
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